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Disability Services During Graduation Activities and Commencement 2010

Students, faculty, staff and guests requiring accommodations during graduation activities and Commencement should make requests to Jim Wice, director of Disability Services, as soon as possible and no later than May 6, 2010. Below are some examples of access accommodations commonly requested:

A manual wheelchair during Commencement, May 28, 2010: Requested wheelchairs will be available on the morning of Commencement. Your family member will need to sign for the chair at pickup and return it by 4:00 p.m. Please be sure to make your request to Jim Wice by May 6th to ensure a wheelchair is reserved for you. Note: To rent a wheelchair privately, you may contact Byrne Home Health Center in Natick (508) 655-3656.

Accessible seating access because of a mobility, hearing, seeing, or health related disability or impairment. A maximum of three seats will be available per graduate. Please pick up your accessible seating tickets by May 21.

If your guest brings her/his own wheelchair please contact Jim Wice by May 6th to ensure enough maneuvering and aisle space.

Accessible drop-off area: There will be a drop-off area at Commencement for guests with disabilities who are being driven to the ceremony.

Accessible parking area: A designated parking area will be provided for guests who have mobility impairments and are driving themselves.

Sign language interpreter: Requests may be made for a sign language interpreter for American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English, Cued Speech. Please contact Jim Wice by May 6th.

Large print or Braille Commencement program: Please make your request for a large print or Braille Commencement program early to allow for production time. Please contact Jim Wice by May 6th.

A Wellesley College Accessible Routes map that contains accessible entrance locations and the most level pathways across campus is located at http://new.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/accessmap.pdf.

Please contact Jim Wice at 781-283-2434 or by e-mail jwice@wellesley.edu to request an access accommodation for you or a guest. Please feel free to call if you have questions about any other disability related need.

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